Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

YS018

Incident date

February 5, 2018

Location

عزاز, Azzaz, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.588333, 37.046667 Note: The accuracy of this location is to City level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

City

Airwars assessment

Up to two civilians – reportedly a woman and a child – died and others were wounded in an alleged YPG artillery or missile strike in Azzaz, local media reported.

The Smart News Agency reported that “a girl was killed and four members of her family were wounded by a missile attack by the Syrian Democratic Forces (Qods) on the town of Azzaz north of Aleppo, north of Syria.The girl was seriously injured by the shelling and two of her brothers and her parents were seriously injured and taken to Turkish hospitals. All members of the family were injured after their car was targeted by a thermal missile west of ‘Azzaz. They were then taken to the city hospital and then to the hospitals in Turkey due to the seriousness of their injuries.”

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights also said a child was killed and blamed a YPG bombing.

Baladi, however, put the death toll at two, also reporting that a civilian car was bombed.

According to Al Latamna Youth Group, a child and a woman died in a reported missile strike on a car. It also reported that civilians including children were wounded in a YPG artillery shelling.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 2
  • (1 child1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    4–5
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    YPG forces

Sources (13) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (13) [ collapse]

  • A burned vehicle in the aftermath of an alleged YPG airstrike on Azzaz, 5th March 2018. (via TRT arabic)
  • A burned vehicle in the aftermath of an alleged YPG airstrike on Azzaz, 5th March 2018. (via TRT arabic)
  • A burned vehicle in the aftermath of an alleged YPG airstrike on Azzaz, 5th March 2018. (via TRT arabic)
  • A burned vehicle in the aftermath of an alleged YPG airstrike on Azzaz, 5th March 2018. (via TRT arabic)
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    An injured civilian receives medical care in the aftermath of an alleged YPG raid on Azzaz, 5th March 2018. (via AJA)
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    An injured civilian receives medical care in the aftermath of an alleged YPG raid on Azzaz, 5th March 2018. (via AJA)
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    An injured civilian receives medical care in the aftermath of an alleged YPG raid on Azzaz, 5th March 2018. (via AJA)
  • A burned vehicle in the aftermath of an alleged YPG airstrike on Azzaz, 5th March 2018. (via Al Latamna youth group)
  • Footage of a burned vehicle in the aftermath of an alleged YPG airstrike on Azzaz, 5th March 2018. (via RFS)
  • A burned vehicle in the aftermath of an alleged YPG airstrike on Azzaz, 5th March 2018. (via Wyvern)
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    An injured civilian receives medical care in the aftermath of an alleged YPG raid on Azzaz, 5th March 2018. (via Wyvern)
  • A burned vehicle in the aftermath of an alleged YPG airstrike on Azzaz, 5th March 2018. (via Wyvern)

YPG forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    YPG forces
  • YPG forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 2
  • (1 child1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    4–5
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    YPG forces

Sources (13) [ collapse]